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  • Workers monitored at hospital following chemical exposure at plant

    September 24, 2014 3:36 PM

    GEISMAR- Employees at the Rubicon facility on Highway 75 in Ascension Parish are being observed for exposure to nitro benzene. A company spokesperson said there was a release of the solvent when a ruptured disk blew around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon. Six employees were showered on site. Three of the... more »
  • Texas town recovering year after deadly blast

    April 17, 2014 6:50 AM

    WEST, TX - Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people. A fire at the West Fertilizer Company triggered a blast so powerful that it leveled nearby homes and schools.... more »
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    April 17, 2014 6:47 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the Rio Ammunition plant in... more »
  • Botanic Garden to sell plants, help you with your garden Play Video

    April 9, 2014 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Botanic Garden Plant Sale and Gardening Expo is on Saturday, April 12th. Mark Mese and Buck Abby visited WBRZ News 2 at Noon to talk about the event. The 20th annual sale and expo will be from 8:00 a.m.-1 p.m. at 7950 Independence Blvd. Some... more »
  • Master Gardeners help you with your flower bed Play Video

    April 7, 2014 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The April showers came Sunday night. Now the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners want to help you with your May flowers. This weekend is their annual plant sale. It is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. There... more »
  • Texas Co. plans plastic RR tie plant in Springhill

    March 31, 2014 3:02 PM

    SPRINGHILL- Gov. Bobby Jindal says a Texas company plans a $20 million plant to make plastic railroad ties and other railroad products near Springhill. IntegriCo Composites also will move its corporate headquarters from Temple, Texas, to Webster Parish. The company plans to hire 300 people with an average salary of... more »
  • Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

    March 28, 2014 6:07 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Nearly a million jars of untainted peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill. The $2.6 million worth of peanut butter is being hauled to the landfill in Curry County this week to expedite the sale of the bankrupt Sunland Inc., the peanut-processing plant in... more »
  • Production begins at iron plant in Convent

    December 27, 2013 2:32 PM

    CONVENT- Nucor Corp. says it has started production at its direct-reduced iron plant in Convent, the first phase of what could become a $3.4 billion complex employing as many as 1,250 workers. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company says production began on Tuesday and has been increasing since. Nucor and affiliates are... more »
  • I-10 in Lake Charles open after plant fire

    December 20, 2013 2:52 PM

    WESTLAKE- I-10 has reopened following a fire at the Axiall refinery west of Lake Charles. The fire has also been extinguished and sources tell WBRZ News 2 some plant workers are headed back into the facility. At about 1:30 Friday afternoon, an incident forced evacuations and a shelter... more »
  • Honeywell to build new plant in Geismar Play Video

    December 10, 2013 12:17 PM

    GEISMAR - Honeywell will build a new auto-refrigerant plant in Geismar. The plant is part of $300 million the company is investing to increase production of a new refrigerant for automobiles. The company says the new product's global-warming potential is 99.9 percent lower than that of the current refrigerant in... more »
  • Explosion site won't be cleared as scheduled

    October 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    SLAUGHTER- Work to clear the site of a plant explosion here is delayed. The Monolyte Lab zone was scheduled to be cleared by this week. Now, it is expected to be finished in November. The plant exploded last year. Crews are having trouble sending the dirt removed... more »
  • Vapors ignited plant explosion

    October 3, 2013 4:37 PM

    GEISMAR- Plant operators at Williams Olefins said Thursday, a vapor cloud ignited after a rupture of a reboiler on June 13 causing the blast that killed two plant workers. The plant released the information through an emailed news release and said company experts are reviewing the issues and considering... more »
  • Close to a year after blast, company has 30 days to finish cleaning up Play Video

    September 25, 2013 9:01 PM

    SLAUGHTER - The Department of Environmental Quality has given a chemical plant 30 days to cleanup after an explosion last November. Monolyte Labs exploded and caught fire late last year. Since then, the company has been collecting and storing hazardous materials inside a number of large tanks that remain... more »
  • Benteler Steel/Tube breaks ground on new plant

    September 16, 2013 2:58 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Gov. Bobby Jindal and Benteler Steel/Tube have marked the start of construction on the company's new $975 million hot rolling seamless steel tube mill in Caddo Parish. The Germany-based company says it's their first manufacturing facility in the U.S. The company says the Louisiana site was chosen from more... more »
  • Officials to discuss Miss. as storage place for nuclear fuel

    August 24, 2013 1:05 PM

    JACKSON - A nonprofit group tied to energy businesses says Mississippi should consider becoming a storage place for used nuclear fuel. Representatives of the Mississippi Energy Institute will meet Monday at the state Capitol with the Senate Economic Development Committee. After that, they'll have a closed-door meeting at the Old... more »
  • Plan to buy former GM plant approved in Caddo

    August 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish's Industrial Development Board is set to become the new owners of the former Shreveport General Motors assembly plant. The Times reports parish commissioners voted 11-1 Thursday to allocate $7.5 million in parish funds to purchase the facility, land and mineral rights of the 529-acre property. The... more »
  • Crews respond to chemical leak at plant

    August 23, 2013 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - HazMat crews responded Friday to a reported sulfur dioxide leak at the Rhodia chemicals plant on Airline Hwy. Investigators quickly downgraded their response to a "level 1", meaning there was no impact offsite. Crews planned to set-up air monitoring devices in the area around the... more »
  • Flaring possible this week at Exxon plant

    August 20, 2013 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in north Baton Rouge could see increased activity this week at the ExxonMobil Chemical Plant on Scenic Hwy. Officials say the flaring might happen as they shut down equipment for maintenance, and isn't because of an emergency. According to Exxon officials, flaring is an... more »
  • Plant shuting down to leave over 1000 jobless

    August 18, 2013 11:21 AM

    PADUCAH, Ky. - Jim Rodgers assumed his job as an electrician at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant would take him all the way to retirement. For six decades, the government-owned uranium-enrichment plant was synonymous with job security and some of the region's best wages. And yet, with a decade or... more »
  • Lawmakers support $257M deal for Sasol fuel plant

    August 15, 2013 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have reversed course and backed a $257 million agreement with a South African energy company to build a multibillion-dollar fuel plant in southwest Louisiana. A week after delaying a vote, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget agreed to the contract with Sasol Ltd. without objection.... more »
  • Plant reports chemical release after outage

    August 14, 2013 11:51 AM

    CONVENT - A fertilizer plant in St. James Parish reported a chemical release today after a power outage at the facility. According to an incident report, the Mosaic Fertilizer plant reported the release of sulfur dioxide after an outage at 10:15 a.m., but said there were no injuries. ... more »
  • All roads open after chemical leak prompts scare Play Video

    August 12, 2013 2:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The state Department of Environmental Quality said a leak at a chemical plant in West Baton Rouge has been stopped by emergency crews, and a recommendation for people in downtown Baton Rouge to shelter in place was lifted. The leak at ITC on River Road in... more »
  • Environmentalists: Be sure plant site is clean

    August 11, 2013 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Environmental activists are asking the state to ensure that hazardous wastes left after the closure of a battery recycling plant don't cause any harm. The Exide Technologies Baton Rouge Recycling Center is preparing to shut down. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of... more »
  • 5 spectators injured at old power plant implosion

    August 3, 2013 6:22 PM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Authorities say five spectators were injured after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in California's Central Valley. Kern County Fire Engineer Leland Davis said Saturday that a man was taken to a trauma center with a severed leg and four... more »
  • Nucor close to completion of iron plant

    July 19, 2013 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nucor is close to completing its 2.5 million-ton direct reduced iron plant in St. James Parish. The plant is set to begin operations late in the fall. The Advocate reports the construction update was part of the company's second-quarter earnings report. The company earned $85.1 million,... more »
  • Sites of 2 deadly plant explosions remain closed

    July 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several weeks after deadly explosions at two southeast Louisiana chemical plants, one remains closed and the other is partly closed. Officials say it could be months before federal investigators determine what caused the fatal blasts that killed three workers and sent nearly 100 others to area hospitals... more »
  • "Catastrophic failure" cited in deadly Geismar plant explosion

    June 24, 2013 7:04 PM

    GEISMAR - Investigators claim a "catastrophic failure" in a heat exchanger and associated piping were involved in the fatal Williams Olefins plant explosion on June 13th. Monday, the Chemical Safety Board and Williams-Olefins released their initial findings. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) is also completing an investigation into... more »
  • Company releases more details about Friday plant explosion Play Video

    June 15, 2013 12:59 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- CF Industries released more information late Friday about an explosion at its facility in Ascension Parish, the site of a second deadly incident at a plant in the parish in two days. The company identified four of its workers injured in the blast: Courtney Julien, Melvin Singleton, Jeramy... more »
  • One confirmed dead after second plant explosion in as many days

    June 14, 2013 7:03 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff Jeff Wiley confirmed one person is dead after the second explosion in as many days at a chemical plant in Ascension Parish. Investigators said workers pumped too much nitrogen into a vessel at the CF Industries Plant in Donaldsonville, causing it to rupture before 7 p.m.... more »
  • Firefighters reflect on plant explosion response Play Video

    June 14, 2013 6:01 PM

    GEISMAR - Emergency responders in Ascension Parish today reflected on what happened during those first few minutes of the response to the Geismar chemical plant explosion Thursday. "People were literally running for their lives, down Highway 3115, and it was chaos at that moment," said Nathaniel Stephens, Geismar's Fire... more »
  • Plant workers watching explosion investigation Play Video

    June 14, 2013 4:47 PM

    GEISMAR - Many who live and work near the Williams Olefins chemical plant have questions about the explosion there Thursday, and how it could impact them. "The area is high industrial so we're back into work mode, but the impact in the community is still there," says Melissa Hite,... more »
  • OSHA probing deadly blast at La. chemical plant

    June 14, 2013 1:16 PM

    GONZALES - Officials from the south Louisiana chemical plant where an explosion killed one worker and injured dozens of others say they still don't know the cause of the blast. Alan Armstrong, president and CEO of plant owner Williams Companies Inc., held a news conference in Gonzales on Friday. He... more »
  • Class action lawsuit filed after plant explosion

    June 14, 2013 10:51 AM

    GEISMAR - Attorneys filed a class action lawsuit today against the operator of a Geismar chemical which exploded yesterday, killing one person and injuring dozens. Attorneys with the Becnel Law Firm of LaPlace filed suit in Ascension Parish today against Williams Olefins, the company which operates the plant. ... more »
  • Records show some reports of problems at plant

    June 13, 2013 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Records obtained by WBRZ News 2 show reported problems at the Williams Olifens plant in Geismar in previous years; although, no issues were found on the most recent site visit by state inspectors. In January 2009, hazmat crews were called for a leak of six chemicals that... more »
  • Plant worker recounts terrifying moments after explosion Play Video

    June 13, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers were still visibly shaken up as a caravan of buses brought them to the Lamar Dixon Expo center after an explosion at the the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar this morning. Heath Young described the terrifying moments following the blast to News 2. ... more »
  • LSP identify man killed in chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police released the name of the person killed in today's chemical plant explosion in Geismar. Troopers said Zachary Green, 29, of Hammond was found dead at the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion this morning around 8:30 a.m. The state Department of Health and Hospitals... more »
  • Highways reopen after chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 4:28 PM

    GEISMAR - Authorities reopened several highways surrounding a chemical plant in Geismar which exploded earlier today. The only road still closed was LA 3115 from LA 30 to LA 75. Several sections of LA 30 and LA 3115 were closed throughout the day after the explosion at 8:30... more »
  • Center opening for blood donations after explosion

    June 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A blood center in Baton Rouge asked people for more donations to help local hospitals after a chemical plant explosion today in Geismar. LifeShare Blood Centers provide blood for Baton Rouge General, where several people injured and burned in the explosion at the Williams Olefin chemical... more »
  • Jindal: 10 workers still in plant safe room

    June 13, 2013 2:06 PM

    GEISMAR - Ten workers stayed behind at the Williams Olefins chemical plant after an explosion today to keep flaring operations running and shut down the plant, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal. He said during an afternoon briefing the workers were in a safe room as part of the plant's... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers assisting after explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    GEISMAR - The Baton Rouge chapter of the Red Cross deployed volunteers today to help people affected by this morning's explosion at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar. Volunteers are providing food, water and emotional support for workers and families with loved ones who were hurt in the... more »
  • LSP: One dead after chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:06 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police confirmed one person has died after a massive chemical plant explosion in Geismar this morning. They made the announcement just before 1 p.m. near the Williams Olefins plant on La. 30, where an explosion and fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. An LSP spokesperson... more »
  • EMS: 60 people injured in chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 9:16 AM

    GEISMAR - Emergency responders says dozens of people have been taken to local hospitals for injuries after a chemical plant explosion this morning in Ascension Parish. Acadian Ambulance said they transported 47 patients via ambulance and buses to hospitals for treatment, and airlifted 13 to local hospitals and burn... more »
  • Refinery flaring after compressor trip

    May 21, 2013 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials at the ExxonMobil Chemical Plant in Baton Rouge said a compressor trip caused them to start flaring this afternoon. A spokesperson from ExxonMobil said it wasn't an emergency situation, and all the appropriate agencies had been notified. Flaring is used to burn off material... more »
  • Officials to give Texas explosion probe results

    May 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    WEST, Texas - Federal and state officials say they're poised to announce findings of their investigation into a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people. Officials from the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are scheduled to... more »
  • Job fair today for positions at Geismar plant

    April 25, 2013 10:57 AM

    GEISMAR - A chemical company with expansion plans in Geismar scheduled a job fair today for potential hires. Methanex Corp. is building a new methanol production facility which will open by the end of 2014. The facility will have 135 permanent, full-time jobs in a variety of positions around... more »
  • DPS: 12 bodies recovered after Texas plant blast

    April 19, 2013 8:51 AM

    WEST, Texas - A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday night in the small... more »
  • Rain delays start for Nucor plant

    April 18, 2013 2:39 PM

    CONVENT- The heavy rains over the first two months of the year have pushed back the start-up date for Nucor Corp.'s 2.5 million-ton direct reduced iron plant in St. James Parish. Nucor said because of "extreme weather conditions", the plant is expected to begin operating late this year. The... more »
  • German Pellets: Construction starting soon in La.

    April 17, 2013 4:21 PM

    URANIA - A German company says construction will begin soon on a wood pellet plant in central Louisiana. An announcement posted Wednesday on the German Pellets GmbH website says the plant will be able to produce about 1.1 million tons of pellets a year in U.S. measurements. The pellets are... more »
  • Huntsman group expanding Geismar chemical plant

    March 21, 2013 3:02 PM

    GEISMAR - The Huntsman Corporation announced today plans to build a $78 million expansion at their Geismar chemical facility. State economic officials said the expansion will create 17 new direct jobs and 60 indirect jobs, as well as retain the 397 existing jobs at the plant. "We know... more »
  • Hospital: At least 10 hurt in Illinois plant blast

    March 7, 2013 11:15 AM

    GRANITE CITY, Ill.- Officials say an explosion at a southwestern Illinois steel plant has injured at least 10 people, three critically. Fire officials say the blast happened shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday at American Steel in Granite City, just northeast of St. Louis. A spokeswoman for the local hospital, Gateway... more »
  • New multi-million dollar plant bringing jobs to BR Play Video

    March 6, 2013 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Jindal and city leaders announced today that a new multi-million dollar chemical company project would start construction soon in Baton Rouge, leading to hundreds of new jobs. Jindal said the state had been working for a year to land the $150 million expansion for Katoen... more »
  • Shell to build natural gas plant in Geismar

    March 5, 2013 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shell and its affiliates plan to build a small-scale, natural gas-liquefaction plant in Geismar and one in Canada that will provide fuel for commercial customers. The company said Tuesday it will install the Louisiana unit, which will supply LNG along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal... more »
  • False alarms ring out near River Bend nuclear plant

    February 7, 2013 5:20 PM

    NEW ROADS - Disaster alarms sounded in parts of Pointe Coupee Parish Thursday, prompting a scare that something went terribly wrong at the nuclear power plant nearby. But, the only issue was malfunctioning equipment that activated warning sirens. The sheriff's office told WBRZ News 2, deputies received a call... more »
  • City leaders approve projects for Costco in BR

    January 23, 2013 12:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved some project specs for wholesaler Costco. The store is set to be built on the site of the old Coca Cola bottling plant near Airline and I-12. City leaders heard concerns from people about the plan. Some are worried about traffic in the... more »
  • Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

    January 17, 2013 3:32 PM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. Militants claiming revenge for France's intervention against rebels in... more »
  • $1.3B natural gas-to-gasoline plant planned for LC

    January 16, 2013 3:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - G2X Energy Inc. of Houston says it plans a $1.3 billion plant to turn natural gas into gasoline at the Port of Lake Charles. Louisiana Economic Development said Tuesday it would create 243 jobs averaging $66,500 a year. They say G2X will lease 200 acres... more »
  • Tornado at Iberville Parish plant caught on tape Play Video

    January 10, 2013 1:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A tornado damaged an industrial chemical plant in Iberville Parish as severe weather moved through southern Louisiana this morning. Surveillance cameras at the SNF Flopam plant caught footage of the twister as it moved through the area near the plant. The plant was staffed as the... more »
  • Startup auto company moving into former GM plant

    January 3, 2013 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A startup car company called Elio Motors is moving into the former General Motors plant in Shreveport, where it would build three-wheeled, low-price vehicles. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday that Elio is buying part of the plant to assemble its unusual-looking car. The company says the two-seat... more »
  • GM plant being sold in Shreveport

    January 2, 2013 10:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport and Caddo Parish officials say the former General Motors assembly plant has a buyer that plans thousands of vehicle assembly jobs with good pay. Assistant Parish Administrator Randy Lucky says the buyer expects to bring 1,500 jobs by the end of the second quarter and 3,000 within... more »
  • Council members to seek 2nd vote on sewer buyout

    December 26, 2012 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwomen said they intend to place back on the council's agenda the proposed $6 million buyout plan for Scotlandville residents living next to a foul-smelling sewage treatment plant. The proposed deal to relocate 44 Scotlandville families and build a buffer zone... more »
  • Costco BR application to be considered in January

    December 19, 2012 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shoppers in Baton Rouge could soon have a big new option. Costco plans on opening one of their warehouse store locations near the Airline Highway/I-12 Interchange. The store would be built on the old, Coca Cola bottling company site. There are several businesses near the... more »
  • Planned Costco store causes traffic concerns

    December 19, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wholesale chain Costco filed an application with East Baton Rouge Parish to build a warehouse store at the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant near I-12. Costco said if approved, they intended to build a more than 144,000 square foot store and gas station at the site,... more »
  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak

    December 6, 2012 12:25 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred because a worker couldn't read English. The CDC said in a report released Thursday that a Spanish-speaking worker at the Tyson... more »
  • Warehouse destroyed during chemical fire

    November 19, 2012 8:09 AM

    SLAUGHTER - An early morning fire has destroyed the Monolyte Laboratories, Inc. facility in Slaughter. Police Chief Walter Smith says one of his officers was flagged down around 1:30 a.m. Monday and told of what appeared to be fire and smoke coming from the Monolyte facility. Smith says no one... more »
  • Noise, smoke at plant "not an emergency" according to company

    November 12, 2012 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An operational issue at the ExxonMobil Plastics Plant on Hwy. 19 near Baker caused a large noise and spooked many people in the northern part of the city Monday afternoon. But, there is no emergency and no one is in danger the company said in a statement... more »
  • Police: Calif. shooting suspect 'methodical'

    November 6, 2012 3:28 PM

    FRESNO, Calif. - Police say a parolee who killed two people and wounded two others at a chicken processing plant in California moved methodically between three of the victims, putting a handgun against their head or neck and opening fire. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the victims did not... more »
  • Weyerhaeuser plant in Natchitoches plans upgrade

    October 8, 2012 3:14 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - Forest products company Weyerhaeuser has announced a $6 million modernization plan for its Natchitoches plant that will create 30 new jobs. The company announced the plan Monday with Gov. Bobby Jindal. Weyerhaeuser will improve equipment at the site, adding new jobs that pay an average salary of more... more »
  • Council updates deal for chemical plant

    September 21, 2012 8:56 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Council has approved revising an incentive proposal for a $300 million chemical facility set to locate in the parish. Canadian mineral development company Avalon Rare Metals Inc. announced last month its intention to build a 150-acre rare earth elements separation refinery in Geismar. Construction... more »
  • DEQ fines company over leaks after Isaac

    September 18, 2012 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State regulators say they are issuing a $12,189 fine against a chemical terminal flooded during Hurricane Isaac because it did not notify authorities fast enough about chemical releases. On Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said it issued the fine against Stolthaven New Orleans LLC, a... more »
  • Burnside alumina plant in danger of closing again

    September 11, 2012 4:56 PM

    BURNSIDE - More than a year after announcing plans to reopen an idled alumina plant in Ascension Parish, Ormet Corporation announced today they could layoff many of the plant's 250 workers or even close it. Ormet said a recent Ohio public utilities ruling not to exempt the company's aluminum... more »
  • Nuclear agency keeping close eye on Isaac

    August 28, 2012 6:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it is monitoring Hurricane Isaac as it approaches the Gulf Coast. Nuclear power plants in the Southeast have taken precautions such as tying down loose equipment, removing debris that could become airborne in winds of 75 mph or more and topping off... more »
  • Resident: Deputy ambush sounded like "warzone" Play Video

    August 16, 2012 6:11 PM

    LAPLACE- Glenn Crowley said he's still trying to comprehend the sounds he heard early Thursday, when two deputies were killed by a man with an automatic weapon near where he lives. "I heard at least 30 rounds go off, it blew me away," he said. "I called my wife... more »
  • Power restored to much of Morgan City Play Video

    June 27, 2012 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After about 20 sweltering hours, the power is back on for most of Morgan City. Thousands of residents lost power after the town's only substation exploded and caught fire last night. The substation's transformer was damaged enough that it needed to be replaced, leaving the city... more »
  • Damage to Morgan City steam plant worse than initially thought

    June 27, 2012 11:11 AM

    MORGAN CITY - People without power in Morgan City after a steam plant exploded and caught fire last night will be without electricity a while longer. According to a release from the city, damage to the plant is worse than initially thought. The new timetable for power restoration is... more »
  • Many in Morgan City still without power

    June 26, 2012 7:07 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Many in Morgan City are still without power after an explosion at the municipal steam plant Tuesday evening. According to a release, damage to the plant is worse than initially thought. The new timetable for power restoration is late Wednesday afternon. St. Mary Parish has... more »
  • Evacuated residents want compensation after fire

    May 29, 2012 10:15 AM

    ERWINVILLE - Some West Baton Rouge Parish residents forced from their homes because of a chemical fire say the Air Liquide company owes them. Authorities evacuated residents living within a mile around the Air Liquide facility after a fire last week ignited several acetylene containers in the plant. Several... more »

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